Thursday, July 26, 2007



I love summer vacation. I love not having a schedule. I dont have to worry about forgetting appointments, getting days mixed up (they're all the same during summer!) and setting the alarm wrong. I feel free. I just took my daughter to the dentist today for her monthly checkup for her braces, and the dentist remarked at how relaxed and happy I looked. Thinking about schedules must put lines on my face. Oh well. I still have a month left. So what am I up to? I'm headed to the south of Spain, where I will try to catch up on my reading.
Books I've read so far this summer:
The Coal Black Horse (fabulous)
Killer Angels (even more fabulous)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows (made my plane trip home so much more fun)
And a couple of decent books by good authors, but I've forgotten the titles, sorry.
Some photos of this summer:

At the military cemetery in Saratoga, where my father is buried.

Here is my daughter fishing at the lake at my uncle's camp.

This is a photo taken at the cemetery at Gettysburg.

Me holding my niece, and my mom, in her new house. We have to strip the wallpaper and paint this room, but the woodwork is done.


Seeley deBorn said...

Sounds like you are having a perfect summer vacation!

Enjoy your reading time in Spain!

Rosie said...

Hi Sam! Love that photo of the lake (?) Okay for me to use as my desktop? It's so serene and beautiful. I'm glad you are enjoying your vacation. Sounds heavenly.

Wynn Bexton said...

Welcome back, Sam. And lucky you, going off to Spain now!

Bonita said...

How wonderful that all sounds. The photos are gorgeous. I loved the Harry Potter book also -- a fantastic ending to a delightful series.

Sam said...

Hi Seeley, thanks, it is a nice vacation. I'm looking forward to Spain!
Rosie - go ahead - be my guest. It's not a very big file. I turned the resolution way down on my camera because I wanted to take LOTS of photos, lol.
Wynn - thank you!!
Bonita - how are you? How is your summer going? I was thrilled with the last HP book - I hadn't liked 6 much, but this one was fantastic.

Bernita said...

Such a beautiful poem.

Gabriele C. said...

Welcome back.

That lake is lovely. I want to hang out there.

Have fun in Spain. I think it's really hot there - too hot for me.